A man caught on CCTV attempting to break into an off licence in Enniskillen had purchased alcohol from the premises earlier that day.

Speaking to The Impartial Reporter, Paul Quinn, owner of The Lough Inn Bar and Off Licence said that he knew the man who tried to break into his premises in the early hours of Monday, May 11.

"I was raging because I know the fella, he was in my shop earlier in the evening and bought drink off me. He actually came in and was looking how far it was from the window to where the drink was, hours before he had done it,” said Mr. Quinn.

The incident was captured on The Lough Inn's CCTV camera and shows the man making multiple attempts to enter the licensed premises, breaking a window in the process.

When asked by this newspaper if the man took anything, Mr. Quinn commented: “No because his arms weren’t long enough, God love him.”

A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) stated: "Police are appealing for information following a report of criminal damage at licensed premises at the Brook area of Enniskillen in the early hours of Monday, May 11.

Sergeant Laird said: “Sometime between 00.20am and 00.35am, it was reported that damage was caused to a window of an off-licence in the area. It is not believed that entry was gained to the property during the incident. It is believed that a man riding a bicycle approached the premises and kicked the window."

“Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area during this time period, to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 31 11/05/20. Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100 per cent anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime,” Sergeant Laird concluded.